Established as a private limited company in 1979 and still managed by Lawrence Young, in 2017 Young Black became a part of the Indutrade family of companies. Indutrade are a decentralised Swedish PLC, who own more than 250 companies across Europe. The philosophy of decentralisation allows each company to plan and execute its own growth. Young Black was always a strong company, but now has the additional strength of a large PLC.

We are seen in the market with 3 main brands:-

MAX – we have distributed MAX products within the UK and Ireland since 1995 and on behalf of MAX put this high quality brand firmly on the map.

MONTANA – This is our “house brand”.  Existing alongside MAX it has allowed us to broaden our range of products and supply and larger market (industrial and distribution).

BECK – Beck fasteners are a high quality, innovative fastening company based in Austria with sales across the world.


Our core business is the supply of specialist collated fastenings to industry and construction.


Our fastening systems are supplied to many markets including:-

  • Structural Timber Factories (Timber Frame, SIPS, CLT etc.)

  • Reinforced Concrete Buildings

  • Lightweight Steel Fabricated Buildings

  • Modular and Portable Buildings

  • Pre-Cast Concrete Factories

  • Packaging Industry (Export Packaging Crates)

  • Park Home Manufacture

  • Pallet Repair and Manufacturing

  • Garden Products

  • Boat and Caravan Manufacturing

  • Furniture and Bedding

PFA (Power Fastenings Association) 

  Young Black have been active members of the PFA. The Association represents companies who provide professional “system sell” collated fastening systems in the UK and Ireland markets. The Association drives standards into industry and has taken the lead on such issues as CE marking and quality standards. 

STA (Structural Timber Association)

Young Black has been an active supply chain member for more than 15 years.  Lawrence Young (Young Black Managing Director) has served on the STA board for 12 years, and was Chairman for 4 years.  The STA has more than 800 members, a board of 10.  The STA promotes the use of Structural Timber in Construction.

MPBA (Modular & Portable Buildings Association) 

Young Black have been active members of the MPBA for many years. The Association represents companies involved in the manufacture, sale and hire of modular buildings. These buildings range from accommodation on building sites to houses, hotels and student accommodation.

Indutrade Group Tax Policy
For us, it is important that tax is paid in the country in which value is created, in due time and in accordance with local tax rules. Our view is that tax is a business cost which, managed correctly and effectively, can help reduce the Group's business risk. The tax policy covers all levies paid to the respective countries' tax authorities and applies for all subsidiaries and employees of the Indutrade Group. For more information please follow this link


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